This past week my son decided he would sleep through the night without feeding. All I had to do is to give him his pacifier once and we had the chance to sleep peacefully until 6 am.
Well, that didn’t last long. He did that only 2 days in a row. The night after that… OMG! The tantrum! A raging moment that lasted more than 2 hours. He didn’t want to go back to sleep. I fed him, I rocked him, I let him cry a little… Nothing was working. He cried to exhaustion.
This was it of my full night sleep… every other night was the same as before… feeding him around 2 to 3 am. He’s lucky that I am a very patient person. Maybe too patient… maybe I shouldn’t have gone to rock him so many times… but when your kid is crying and he can’t tell you what’s going on, it’s hard not to react.
As parents, we have to constantly remind ourselves that the struggles we go through now are only temporary. This is part of your child’s development and soon will be a thing of the past.
Maybe the big cry was a milestone that is about to happen. Maybe I will soon be able to sleep a full night (dreaming). Who knows, but let me tell you, babies are lucky they can nap during the day. I will make sure to remind him that when he’s a teenager.
Being a parent is hard and full of surprises. Each day is a new adventure. We have to put on our seat belt and be ready for the ride!